Hi, I am Goo, I am in my 40s, I have a reasonably good job, a partner and 2 kids. My MD has been going on since I was a small child. I started with imaginary friends, and when I was told to stop that I moved in to a more secret way of doing it. I am a shy introvert, I was bullied as a child continuously and then again by my first husband- this was my escape. I feel like I am missing out on things, I don’t remember things and I am wasting so much of my life. It has an impact on my sleep and as the me in my imagination is so perfect, it has an impact on my self esteem. I MD pretty much anytime I am on my own, or doing something repetitive. My biggest fear is that when I’m old I won’t remember who the real people are from my past and who were made up. I am glad to find this group.
hi im rees, i feel the same way too. im 19 yrs old i jest realize what i did to myself and confessed everything to my parents and cried in front of them. iwas ashemed to myself becuae the characters and the world from books and movies are not real and i only use those to cope my pain of no friends and a failure. its hard to let go nad focus on the reality. i even get anxious when i try to focus back into reality and my parents tip and suggestions didnt work. my advice to you is think why you daydreaming and try to talk someone who cares about you. take one step at the time. your not alone, i too am having a hard time focusing what is in front of me.